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About the Department


The department of Eco- Tourism, Hotel and Institution Management (ECOHIM) in the school of Business and economics was founded as the department of Hotel and Institution Management about 20 years ago in the then School of Family and consumer sciences (SOFCONSTEC).  The department was renamed Ecotourism, Hotel and Institution Management (ECOHIM) in 2005 and later hosed in the school of Physical and Biological Sciences (SPBS). The department offers BSc, Diploma and Certificate courses in hospitality and tourism to students at its Main and Kisumu campuses. At that time of department’s inception, Maseno University was the first public university to introduce hospitality and tourism training at university level.  To date, the department has trained more than 1000 graduates who are pursuing careers not only in the region but overseas as well. 

Our Vision

To be a leading department regionally and international offering  hospitality and tourism training 

Our Mission

The department intend to produce world-class professionals who will venture into challenging careers in the hospitality and tourism industry as well as other service related industries.

Philosophy of the department

To advance teaching, learning, research and development that not only respond to the needs of industry but also ensure that all graduates are adequately exposed to a knowledge-base that enables them to live, learn and work in multi-disciplinary settings for good of humanity

Quality Objectives

  • To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function effectively in a diverse and global hospitality and tourism environment
  • To provide students with career-oriented programs with professional leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills needed for managing diverse hospitality operations in the hospitality and tourism industry;
  • To provide the student with proficiency in the application of selected technology in hotel and institution management work environment
  • Promote-multi disciplinary approaches to teaching and to research and development.
  • Develop international and cross-culture collaboration in core areas that affect the sustainability of tourism and related industries.
  • Develop local and international community-based professional awareness.

Core Values

Teaching Excellence

Collaboration with Stakeholders (students, alumni, industry and community partners)

A Unique Culture of Collegiality and Inclusion

Applied Scholarship, Service and Life-Long Learning